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Is it Time for a Second Storey Addition?

Oct 6, 2016

Second storey additions are popular in Perth and across Australia, but they are not for everyone. Under certain conditions, they are the best solution for increasing your living space without moving. However, there are situations where other home renovations may work better for you. Here’s how to tell the difference.

When Second Storey Additions are Appropriate

If you are looking for more living space, a second storey addition might be exactly what you need. One of the biggest reasons for building a second storey addition is because you don’t want to lose any backyard space by building out. For example, if you have a swimming pool, you may not want to tear it out so you can have a home extension.

If you are near the ocean or anyplace with scenic views, a second storey addition can provide those views. A second storey addition will also increase the value of your home while providing a lot of flexible options.

One of the more popular configurations of a home with a second storey addition is to put all of the bedrooms upstairs, leaving the downstairs in an open or semi-open floor plan by knocking out a few walls.

But They are Not for Everyone

There are some situations where an option such as a home extension on the first floor may be a better option. Often, your council or neighbourhood may have a rule against building a second storey. In addition, the structure of your home may not be strong enough to hold a second storey addition.

In addition, you will need to build a staircase to get to the second floor. Those who are handicapped or elderly may have a difficult time of it. If you have toddlers, it might not be a great idea, either.

For Home Renovations in Perth

Call the most trusted name for home renovations in Perth: Next Level Extensions. With more than 70 years’ combined experience, we will help you make the right decision and then build it for you with no hassle and minimal intrusion upon your lifestyle.

Call us today: 1300 948 094.

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